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VaVaVooom Sat 30-Apr-16 08:21:09

The list so far is:


Rowan is DP's choice, it's nice enough but it's the name of an ex and I don't have the heart to tell him....

Other children have fairly unusual names so would sound a bit odd to use Tom or Charlie.

What do you think of the others?

notagiraffe Sat 30-Apr-16 09:41:42

I love Ezra and Elijah. Really love them. Gorgeous, classic, biblical names which are also fashionable without being too popular. I'd have used names like that in a shot but DH was much more a Tom and Charlie sort of namer. Not keen on Rowan as it's a bit weedy, or River as it's a bit drippy hippy.

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Apr-16 09:44:00

I like Ezra

Are you looking for other suggestions?

Sgoinneal Sat 30-Apr-16 10:19:29

Ezra from the list.

Some other more unusual biblical ones:
Malachi (love this)

500internalerror Sat 30-Apr-16 10:21:06

Of those, I like Ezra best. I love Seth though smile

Sophronia Sat 30-Apr-16 10:28:27

River is my favourite from the list.

Flopsyhopsy Sat 30-Apr-16 11:29:16

None of them are unusual imo. I know boys with all your suggested names.

I like Ezra and Rowan best.

A4Document Sat 30-Apr-16 11:39:34

I like Elijah and Ezra.

More Biblical names starting with E...


Or how about Solomon, Josiah, Tristan, Zachary?

Chickpeachick0 Sat 30-Apr-16 11:47:40


DontKillMyVibe Sat 30-Apr-16 16:19:27


Love Seth but it is becoming increasing popular

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Apr-16 16:24:23


Zachary v popular - around here likely to be more than one in a class.

Jessbow Sun 01-May-16 13:33:27




LadyAntonella Sun 01-May-16 13:58:25

I don't know anyone with the names on your list (though have seen them on MN... Oh and Rowan Atkinson too)! wink

My favourites are Ezra, Elijah and River. smile


Oysterbabe Sun 01-May-16 14:29:49

Ezra is pretty popular these days, it's my favourite from those though.

cece Sun 01-May-16 14:35:54

John is pretty unusual these days grin

IME the names you have listed (or similar) tend to be the more popular ones as people want to chose unusual names. Hope that makes sense. Having said that I don't know anyone called River - although I do think there is a reason for that!

Strokethefurrywall Sun 01-May-16 14:42:18

Griffin is my favorite on your list. Little Griff, how cute is that?!

IAmALeafOnTheWindWatchHowISoar Sun 01-May-16 15:40:42

River off your list for me. But all those names are pretty popular around here.

May I throw Piper into the mix.

Ilovewillow Sun 01-May-16 15:58:23

Ezra and Griffen Are lovely! I have a Seth so I bit biased but a fab name. We also liked Gage, Gabriel and Atticus.

TooManyJars Sun 01-May-16 20:01:18

How about Rohan instead of Rowan

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 01-May-16 20:14:29

I don't think any of them are that unusual, particularly Elijah, Rowan and River. I know babies with all those names. They're all good choices though! smile

I love Ezra!!

Hushabyelullaby Sun 01-May-16 20:18:09

Ezra is my favourite.

I quite like Kellen for an unusual boys name.

Enkopkaffetak Sun 01-May-16 20:26:46

I would call Rowan and Elijah for mainstream names. of your list I like Griffen the pst/

Enkopkaffetak Sun 01-May-16 20:26:53

best smile

WellErrr Sun 01-May-16 20:28:35


It's a lovely name and I can't use it so will keep suggesting it until someone else does.

Also - Ezra, Elijah, and Rowan are not really unusual anymore smile

NationMcKinley Sun 01-May-16 20:31:23

Love love Ezra. Also love Rowan.

If we'd had a 4th DS he'd have been either of those. Or Isaiah. Or Eli.

DS3 was very nearly Casper. That's also a great name (can you tell it took aaaages for us to name them??) grin

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